Gymkhana Restaurant Review – Mayfair, London

Lunch Indian tasting menu at Gymkhana - Mayfair, London

Gymkhana is another restaurant I only found out about recently after researching gin and food pairing for a recent Cardiff Gin Club collaboration. The restaurant is a Michelin star Indian restaurant located in Mayfair and it was the Pink Gin menu that first caught my attention. None of this sugar laden, plastic pink gin bullshit […]

Dukes Hotel Review – Mayfair, London

Me enjoying a martini at Dukes Bar London

I only became aware of Dukes Hotel recently from following The East India Company Gin page on Instagram, after seeing they were doing an afternoon tea with mini Mar-tea-ni’s at the hotel. I was in the process of pairing up a 5 course Indian food tasting menu with gin’s myself as part of Cardiff Gin […]

Twenty Nine Park Place Restaurant Review Cardiff

Craft Beer at Twenty Nine Park Place Cardiff

The latest venue to open by the Knife and Fork Fork group, the team behind Cardiff and Penarth favourites The Conway, The Pilot, The Discovery and The Old Swan is Twenty Nine Park Place. Located at, you’ve guessed it 29 Park Place just across from the National Museum of Wales it is their most central […]

Maria’s Greek Taverna Restaurant Review Cardiff

Marias Greek Taverna Cardiff Review

It was the other half’s birthday a few weeks back and unlike us, we hadn’t booked anywhere to go. She’s fancied Hellenic Eatery for a while but it’s always be chocka block every time we’ve passed. We tried calling them as soon as we got home from work but again, there was no room at […]

Classic Cocktail Recipes & Bastardised Classics

nikka whisky cocao tonka bean and hazlenut cocktail ingredients

If you’re looking for some inspiration for some classic cocktails or my spin on classic gin and whisky cocktails then these few cocktails might be right up your street. I’m mostly found drinking gin when out in bars in the evening but I’m a sucker for a Japanese whisky, especially the Nikka Whisky range. Luckily […]

Afternoon Tea Review at The Angel Hotel and Oak Rooms in Abergavenny

Afternoon Tea at The Angel Hotel Abergavenny with East India Company Tea

We had an invite to attend a high tea at Abergavenny’s most renowned hotel, The Angel Hotel recently. Now normally I would have been just a little bit excited, but when I found out it was in collaboration with The East India Company I can’t repeat what words left my mouth. Not only celebrating some […]

Burger Theory Review at Kongs Cardiff

Burger and dirty fries at Burger Theory, Kongs

I was recently asked back to try out the burgers at Burger Theory at Kongs in Cardiff. I’d been a few times in the past and did a blog post after my second visit to the pop up kitchen on St Mary’s Street. I’m glad to say that things have improved quite a bit since […]

Grub Kitchen Pop-Up Restaurant at The Celtic Manor Resort

Ant infused gin at The Celtic Manor

The Celtic Manor Resort in Newport recently held a special pop up menu for National Insect Week at the Newbridge on Usk venue featuring Grub Kitchen who hail from St Davids in West Wales. The Grub Kitchen aims to educate people in the benefits and environmentally friendly importance of using insects in our diet compared […]

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The Granary Restaurant Review – Newtown, Powys

First course of tasting menu - hispi taco with prawn and ants at the Granary Restaurant in Newtown

I was recently asked to attend a little known (to myself) restaurant in the heart of Wales called the Granary in Newtown, Powys to try their new 9 course tasting menu. Not knowing much about the restaurant at first I did a little bit of digging and found out that the head chef has worked […]

Nikka Coffey Japanese Gin and Miso Mackerel Recipe

gin and miso mackerel recipe

Miso and Japanese Gin mackerel ingredients 2 fillets of fresh mackerel 2 teaspoons miso paste (I used white organic miso from M & S) Juice of 1/2 a charred lime Small bunch of corriander chopped finely 1 small chunk of ginger grated 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 chilli chopped finely 6 teaspoons of Nikka Coffey […]